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Technology developed to keep all the features of the fruit intact.

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Technology developed to keep all the features of the fruit intact:

• As the grapes are fed into the Lugana’s receiving hopper a short auger meters them into the rotating destemmer cage. By destemming prior to crushing a superior must is obtained. The surface of the destemming cage is round with countersunk holes. This avoids maceration of the fruit and keeps the grape stems intact prior to discharge. The adjustable destemming paddle length offers the winemaker the best operation on specific grape varieties. The speed of the grape infeed auger is adjustable independent of the speed of the destemming paddles. The paddles are soft poly-tips to prevent additional maceration.
The destemmer-crusher “LUGANA 2 R” in its standard model, is provided with:

• Electrical control panel with start/stop buttons, mechanical speed control to adapt the speed to the different worked varieties of grapes, destemming axle with rubber adjustable paddles, a Stainless steel cage, must gathering tank with in-feed auger that also acts as a must mixer with 3 inch Tri-Clover fittings for suction pumps.

• Winemakers have the option to change the cage from Stainless steel to one made of plastic material if they prefer. For the winery which needs a bigger hopper to unload their grapes, our “LUGANA 2 R” unit can be supplied with a longitudinal hopper on its upper side. This is also an optional (model R-TL).

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